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1. Alexander, William.

Picturesque Representations Of The Dress And Manners Of The Turks Illustrated In Sixty Coloured Engravings.

London: W. Lewis for James Goodwin, 1820's. Unpaginated. 24.5 x 17 cm. Sixty hand-colored plates all printed recto only. Exceptional clean and bright copy with watermark dated 1828. No faults save the library stamp on title page. All plates sharp without a hint of toning. ABBEY TRAVEL 370. COLAS 783 (1). Modern half black morocco and marbled endpapers. Fine. $895.00


2. Appel, Karel.

karel appel expose ses oeuvres au palais des beaux-arts a bruxelles.

Amsterdam: Np, 1953. 5 leaves. 10 x 7 1/2 inches. Signed copy by Appel in blue ink. Six black and white plates. Title page carries his handwritten Paris address in blue ink and a pencil notation "from the library of photographies Anrold Newman. Text in French by Michel Tapie. Clean. bright copy. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Fine. $290.00


3. Beattie, William.

The Castles And Abbeys Of England, From the National Records, Early Chronicles, And Other Standard Authors.

London and New York: George Virtue, ca 1850. First and Second Series. 351, 362 pages. 11.5 x 7 inches. First Series with more than 200 engravings and Second Series illustrated with 27 engravings on steel by W.H. Bartlett, and numerous woodcuts. All full page plates with tissue guards. Title page printed in red and black. Initially published in 1842 by Tilt and Bogue, with date on title pages, numerous later editions by Virtue. Interior contents clean and fresh. Appendix. Orig. brown cloth, front covers decorated in gilt seals, backstrips also in gilt motifs. Very good. 2 Vols. $395.00


4. Bukowski, Charles.

Bring Me Your Love Illustrations By R. Crumb.

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First edition. 14 pages. 27.5 x 19.5 cm. Limited edition copy 69 of 376 numbered copies signed by Charles Bukowski and R. Crumb on limitation page. Hand bound by Earle Gray. Laid-in the Broadside/Flyer No. 11 announcing the publication of the title on pale blue illustrated stock. Orig. black cloth spine with paper label and illustrated beige cloth in original clear acetate dust wrapper. Fine. $850.00


5. _____.

The Captain Is Out To Lunch The Sailors Have Taken Over The Ship Illustrated By Robert Crumb.

Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1998. 144 pages. 23 x 16 cm. Limited edition, copy 183 of 326 signed by Crumb in pencil and handbound by Earle Gray each containing an original color serigraph portrait of Charles Bukowski by Robert Crumb. Plus, there are additional black and white drawing by Crumb. Text set in Calisto with Korinna display by Words Worth. Orig. red cloth spine and illustrated boards. Fine. $950.00


6. _____.

There's No Business Illustrations By R. Crumb.

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1984. First edition. 17 pages. 27.5 x 19.5 cm. One of 400 copies signed by Bukowski and Crumb and laid-in the mauve colored Broadside/ Flyer No.12 announcing the publication of the short story. Orig. pale pink illustrated boards and yellow cloth spine in original clear acetate dust wrapper. Fine. $550.00


7. Cain (Julien) - Adhemar (Jean) - Pasquet (Evelyne).

Man Ray Exposition de l'oeuvre photographique.

Paris: Bibliothque Nationale, 1962. First edition. 16 pages. 26 x 21 cm. 76 entries (works and documents) on papier verge with front cover original photo by Man Ray. Text in French. Clean, bright, very fresh copy. Complete bibliography. Orig. stiff red wrapper lettered in white in original glassine wrapper. Fine. $295.00


8. Clarke, Harry (Illustrator).

Faust by Goethe.

New York: Dingwall-Rock Ltd, [1925]. 254 pages. 27 x 21 cm. Translated from the German by John Anster. With twenty-one full-page plates, one a double-page, eight of which are in color. Spine lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers. Limited edition for the USA, copy 909 of 1000 signed by Harry Clarke. Only fault some rubbing to bottom front cover at the center. Vellum backed gray boards backsrip lettered in gilt. Teg. Near fine. $995.00


8A. Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson.

The Lewis Carroll Picture Book A Selection From The Unpublished Writings And Drawings Of Lewis Carroll Together With Reprints From Scarce and Unacknowledged Work.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. First edition. [XVI] (1) 375 (1) pages. 20 x 13.5 cm. Illustrations mostly after Dodgson's photographs. The first work is the first publication of Dodgson's manuscript notebook of "Alice;" the second is an interesting miscellany of Carroliana. Buxton Forman's copy with his bookplate. Front cover and spine decorated and illustrated in gilt, rubbing to backstop extremities, interior bright and fresh. Orig. publisher's decorated red cloth. Teg. Very good. (#21948)      $525.00


8B. Egan, Beresford & Brian De Shane.

De Sade Being a series of wounds, inflicted with brush and pen, upon Sadistic Wolves garbed in Masochists Wool.

London: Fortune Press, (1929). First edition. Seven leaves of text, "In Defence Of Sadism" by Brian De Shane. 30 x 23 cm. Limited edition, copy 38 of 100 signed by Beresford and De Shane, and includes the suppressed plate "The Moralist." as seen here below. Beresford's art was highly influenced by Aubrey Beardsley, and his erotic images reflect that. Although London born he spent time in South Africa. and served as a cartoonist for the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg. He was one of the few original British exponents of Art Deco. With Barry Moser bookplate, and additional one front cover paste down. Spine slightly darkened. Orig. brown niger, gilt lettered front cover and spine. Very good. (#23013)      $925.00


8C. Hohlwein, Ludwig.

Perpetual Calendar for Obpacher AG Munich.

Munich: Obpacher AG, ca 1930. First edition. 45 x 30 cm. Perpetual wood calendar with a laminated image by Hohlwein of a four-masted sailing vessel in tropical seas with Hohlwein's name prominently noted below the ship's hull. Dates, days and months are printed on both sides of laminated cards that sit in a wooden frame that can be changed daily. Hohlwein noted for his poster designs, many in Art Deco motifs is here in a traditional design. Unobtrusive surface rubbing, some slight paint and ve$neer loss around edges. Very good. $550.00


9. Joyce, James.

Finnegans Wake.

London & New York: Faber & Faber Limited & The Viking Press, 1939. 628 pages. 26 x 17 cm. Limited edition, copy 22 of 425 signed by James Joyce in green ink. Joyce wished to puzzle critics with his novel's plot which is not nearly as complex as the linguistic tactics he employed, and he did both. Finnegans Wake met with mixed review: some said it was unreadable, others praised Joyce for ingenuity. Joyce combined use of a number of languages with complex ironic implications to create wordplay and hidden meaning throughout this work. His polyglot idiom of puns and portmanteau words was intended to convey the relationship between the conscious and the unconscious. The density and layers of meaning have induced scholars to dedicate a good portion of their lives studying it. The critic and scholar Richard Ellman was best known for his literary biography of Joyce noted, "In his earlier books Joyce forced modern literature to accept new styles, new subject matter, new kinds of plot and characterization. In his last book (Finnegans Wake) he forced it to accept a new area of being and a new language." Connolly: The Modern Movement 87. Slocum & Cahoon A49. Slight spine fading, some minor soiling to slipcase. Orig. publisher's orange/red buckram, backstrip lettered in gilt. Fine in the original yellow cloth slipcase as issued. Teg. $15,500.00


10. Layard, Austen Henry.

Nineveh And Its Remains: With An Account Of A Visit To The Chaldean Christians of Kurdistan, And The Yezidas, Or Devil-Worshippers, And An Inquiry Into The Manners And Arts Of The Ancient Assyrians.

New York: G.P. Putnam, 1849. First edition. 326 & 373 pages. 24 x 15 cm, two tinted lithographed frontispieces, five folding maps and plans, and a host of plates and woodcuts in the text. Index. BLACKMER 968. The author, English archaeologist whose excavations greatly increased knowledge of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, and also made him quite wealthy. Binding firm and fresh with gilt front cover decoration bright. Text and maps generally clean, a few plates with toning at margins, rubbing to backstrip extremities. Host of publisher adverts end of Vol. I. Orig. publisher's brown cloth embossed in gilt and blind. Very good. 2 vols. $475.00


11. Lockhart, J.G.

Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic.

London: John Murray, 1841. New Edition. Unpaginated, approx. 200 pages in text. Four full-page chromolithograph illustrations with borders, colored titles, and ornamental vignettes [all are color lithographs] designed by Owen Jones. Numerous text illustrations from drawings by William Allan, David Roberts, William Simson, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. A new edition, revised: first published 1823. One of the earliest and most attractive of Victorian color plate gift books. A work of true scholarship with the author best known for his biography of his father-in-law Sir Walter Scott. Slight rubbing to corners. Orig. brown cloth front cover lavishly illustrated in gilt borders and arabesques. Teg. Near fine. $450.00


12. Mackail, John William.

Biblia Innocentium: Being the Story of God's Chosen People Before The Coming Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Upon Earth, Written Anew For Children.

Hammersmith: Kelmscott, 1892. [2], viii, 249, [1] pp. 21x14.5 cm. Woodcut border to first leaf of text; woodcut initial letters throughout. One of 200 copies printed on paper. Spectacular binding by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt name stamp on front doublure (dated 1900) and their small pictorial stamp on rear endleaf. Bookplate of M.C.D. Borden on verso of front endleaf and of George Edward Dimock on recto of rear endleaf. The first octavo volume issued by the press. The author a sometime fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. PETERSON A9. Finely bound in full tan morocco, elaborate acanthus leaf pattern stamped in brown, with borders of gilt and brown rules, matching full morocco doublures with acanthus leaf devices at corners, ruled borders, morocco endleaves with ruled borders, untrimmed. Aeg. $12,500.00


13. Macquoid, Percy & Ralph Edwards.

The Dictionary Of English Furniture From the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian Period With a General Introduction by H. Avery Tipping.

London & New York: Country Life & Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924-1927. First edition. (xii) 262, (xii) 360, (xii) 340 pages. Folio, 16 x 11.3 inches. ARNTZEN/RAINWATER P178. "This authoritative dictionary of English domestic furniture should be on all art reference shelves." Host of color and black and white plates printed on high gloss stock. Sharp, very bright set, and laid-in a stapled five page publication of THE FURNITURE HISTORY SOCIETY occasional newsletter No. 39 dated July 1975 regarding the 1975 Southampton General Conference Meeting. Marbled endpapers. Each volume weighs approx. eight pounds. Orig. green cloth spine and covers lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Teg. Near fine. 3 Vols. $350.00


14. Mardersteig, Giovanni.

The Officina Bodoni An Account of the Work of a Hand Press 1923-1977.

Verona: Edizioni Valdonega, 1980. First edition. 286 & 90 pages. Folio, 30.5 x 21 cm. Limited edition, copy 95 of 99 accompanied by a second volume containing ten original leaves from hand-printed books of the Officina Bodoni, including a rare vellum leaf from Ovid's Nasonis Amores, with a note from the publisher that the second volume housing "The ten four-page leaves may differ in each copy." The latter were "made up of spare sheets of books printed in its archives." Edited by Hans Schmoller. Orig. half brown morocco and tan basket weave cloth, backstrips lettered or decorated in gilt. Fine in fine matching slipcase. 2 vols. $1,100.00


15. Masson, Andre [Illustrator].

Le Septieme Chant by Alain Jouffroy

La Mort D'Isidore Ducasse Jeudi 24 Novembre 1870 7 Rue Du Faubourg Montmarte A 8 Heures Du Matin. Paris: Societe Internationale D'Art XXe Siecle, 1974. First edition. Unpaginated. Folio, 39 x 29,5 cm. Limited edition, copy H.C. !V of XX on Arches paper, signed in pencil by Andre Masson and Alain Jouffroy from a total edition of 235 [35 copies for the artist and author, our copy of this limitation]. Four hors-texte original etchings by Masson with aquatint (one in color), all with tissue guards. Our copy lacks the extra suite of plates from the artist/author edition of thirty-five. Plates and text almost as new. Orig. folded and gathered sheets in chemise in vermillion cloth. Fine in near fine matching slipcase. $850.00


16. Mourlot, Fernand.

Prints From the Mourlot Press.

Paris: Mourlot Press, 1964. First edition. 64 pages in text. 25 x 19.5 cm. 19 original lithographs, fifteen in color. Limited edition, one of 2000. Preface by Jean Adhemar. Original lithographs by Chagall, Picasso, Miro, Braque, Matisse, Cocteau, Calder, Giacometti, Minaux et al -- all are full page. Interior contents fresh and clean as are covers. Orig. Illustrated stiff wrappers (original color lithograph by Chagall). Fine. $975.00


16A. Mutinelli, E.

Casa Marzini Proposta di Adattazioni

1878. Np: Np, February 1882. First edition. Folio, 32 x 24 cm. Group of nine original hand-colored ink drawings, each titled and drawn to scale, signed and dated by E. Mutinelli -- the plates in sequential order are noted -- Cantine, Piano-terra, 1mo Piano, 2do Piano, Sottetetto, Sezione AB, Sezionne CD, Sezione EF, Sezione GH. This architectural proposal handsomely illustrated in brown, yellow, red ochre and blue tones. Orig. brown stiff boards printed in black with four cloth ties intact and loose plates laid-in. Near fine.       $525.00


17. New York. Bicknell & Comstock.

Bicknell's Stables, Out Buildings, Fences and Miscellaneous Details. Containing Twenty-Four Plates (136-160) Wooden And Brick Buildings With Details, Showing Sixteen Plans, Elevations and Views of Stables, Several Out Buildings and Fences, and over One Hundred Miscellaneous Details; Etc.

New York: Bicknell & Comstock, ca1877. First edition. Unpaginated. Small folio, 23.5 x 10 3/4 inches. May sound dramatic, but an almost as new copy, entire contents clean and fresh as are the covers. Plates printed recto only. Corner arabesques. Orig. publisher's burnt sienna cloth, front cover gilt lettered. (#24161) $195.00


18. Paris. Imprimerie de Vaugirard.

La Belle Jardiniere. Calendar for 1898.

Paris: Imprimerie de Vaugirard, 1898. First edition. 27 x 21 cm. Twelve separate full-page color plates printed on glossy stock by prominent and less known Belle Epoque artists, depict a variety of scenes, some sporting and military, but balance more characteristic of each artist's style. such as the charming five singing children by Boutet de Monvel. A month by month list of artists follows, January through December respectively: Henri Boutet de Monvel, Leon Sabattier, Maurice Orange, E. De Monzaigle, Paul Destez, Felicien De Myrbach, Reichan, Leon L'Hermitte, A. Parys, Emile Caran d'Ache, Leopold Kowalski, and Luc-Olivier Merson. Each plate with two holes at upper margin as issued for silk ties no longer present. Issued as a promotion for a leading chain of clothing shops in Paris, Lyon, Marseille and five other French cities. Interior and covers almost as new. Orig. decorated in color Art Nouveau portfolio. Fine. $475.00


19. POUCHKINE, Alexandre (Eaux-fortes d' A. Alexeieff).

Les Récits De Feu Ivan Pétrovitch Bielkine Traduits Du Russe Par G. Wilkomirsky.

Maestricht & Bruxelles: A.A.M. Stols, 1930. First edition. 94 pages. 25 x 19 cm. Limited edition, one of 200, this copy not numbered, printed in Garamond on Hollande paper. Six original eaux-fortes (etchings) by Alexeieff. The latter a Russian Empire-born artist, and illustrator who lived and worked mainly in Paris. Laid-in a facial portrait of Alexeieff. The author, Alexander Pushkin is considered the greatest Russian poet. He was born into the Russian nobility -- dead at age 37 in a duel. As new copy in original glassine. Orig. stiff wrappers lettered in black and red in fine slipcase. Fine. $550.00


20. Prout, Samuel.

Hints On Light And Shadow, Composition, etc. As Applicable To Landscape Painting. Illustrated by Examples.

London: Ackermann and Co, 1838. First edition. 17 text pages. 14.5 x 11 inches. Twenty lithograph plates with multiple images printed recto only. Most plates toned at margins. ABBEY LIFE. 176. Wear to corners, binding tight and firm. Orig. brown cloth front cover gilt lettered. Very good. $125.00


21. Repton, Humphry.

Observations On The Theory And Practice Of Landscape Gardening. Including Some Remarks On Grecian And Gothic Architecture, Collected From Various Manuscripts, In The Possession Of The Different Nobleman And Gentlemen, For Whose Use They Were Originally Written; The Whole Tending To Establish Fixed Principles In The Respective Arts.

London: T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1803. First edition. 222 [2] pages. 35 x 29.5. Stipple engraved portrait of Repton, twenty-seven engraved plates [12 hand-colored, 3 tinted, 12 with overslips, one colored folding and one double page]. Numerous engraved aquatint vignettes, one hand-colored, two with overslips. After trying and failing in a multitude of business endeavors, Repton launched himself as a "landscape gardener," a term he coined himself. After Capability Brown's death Repton filled the void in garden design, more as a consultant, charging for his Red Book designs, but allowing clients to arrange actual execution, This work is considered his classic. Some plate offsetting, frontispiece portrait toned, endpapers renewed, text generally clean, two large foldouts with nicks result of careless folding repaired with archival clear tape at corners. Raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt arabesque motifs, red morocco spine label. ABBEY SCENERY 390. MARTIN-HARDY p.138. GORDON N.RAY 38. "The overlays in Repton's books on landscape gardening, by means of which he showed selected prospects before and after he had turned his hand to them, have caused collectors to treasure his engravings as curiosities, but they are remarkable as well for the excellence of his draftsmanship." TOOLEY, P.129. Modern, sympathetic full brown calf and marbled boards. AEG. Fine. $10,500.00


22. Robson, Robert (Editor).

The Mason's, Bricklayers, Plasterer's And Decorator's Practical Guide.

London: James Hagger, ca.1850. First edition. (vi), viii, 266 pages. 11.2 x 9 inches. 146 wood engraved plates with 35 printed in colors. Essentially a practical guide to the trade of the period with suggestions for improving the work of masonry, foundations, domes, bridges, windows. Also provides designs for cemetery monuments, tomb and head stones. Raised bands, spine gilt lettered and interior generally clean, nicks to backstrip foot. Three quarter black calf and black cloth. Very good. $490.00


22A. Sabartes, Jaime.

Picasso Les Menines et la Vie.

Paris: Editions Cercle D'Art, 1958. First edition. 135 pages. 33 x 25.5 cm. Fifty-six tipped-in color plates, two mounted plain plates [one folding], translated from the Spanish by Alfred Rosset. Color plates printed by Draeger Freres. The cover designs, lithographed in color were printed by Mourlot Freres. Text in French. Brilliant color reproductions. Spine bumped at foot. Orig. illustrated boards in clear plastic overwrapper with publisher's shipping slipcase. Nicks to backstrip extremities. Orig. illustrated boards in nicked clear plastic overwrapper. Very good. (#23064)      $275.00


23. Saude, Jean.

Traite D'Enluminure D'Art Au Pochoir Aquarelles De Beauzee-Reynaud, Benedictus, Bourdelle, Brunetta, L. Chapuis, Dorival, Abel Faivre, Halouze, Lepape, Madeliane, Morisset, Rodin, Sem Et Vignal.

Paris: Au Editions De L'Ibis, 1925. First edition. 74 pages in text. 34 x 26 cm. Limited edition, copy 396 of 415 copies signed by Jean Saude. Twenty pochoir illustrations, some in multiple progressive states (31 plates in total). The text, which includes a history of the pochoir process and detailed practical instructions, is decorated with large initial letters and head-and tail-piece designs in pochoir. It remains the definitive explanation of the technique.” Publisher's chemise, with pochoir labels to covers, endpapers in pochoir, original pochoir illustrated card slipcase, painted on all 5 panels, repairs at joints and corners, rubbing to panels, rubbing to chemise, custom morocco-backed box. Multi colored boards, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Very good in slightly worn decorated slipcase. $8,500.00


23A. Shakeseare, William.

The Players' Shakespeare Loves Labour's Lost Newly Printed from the Folio of 1623.

London: Shakespeare Head Press, 1924. 99 pages in text. 32.5 x 24.6 cm. Limited edition, copy 5 of 100. Introduction by Harley Granville-Barker, printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper and bound by Riviere & Son. Line blocks are by Emery Walker. Illustrations by Norman Wilkinson, five full page color colotype plates. Signed by Harley Granville Barker, Norman Wilkinson and Albert Rutherson. Wide text margins. Book label of F.R. Furber (Frank Robert Furber] eminent British golfer. Orig. full brown morocco, raised bands, spines decorated in gilt, rectangular cover panels decorated in gilt motifs and arabesques. Teg. Fine. $1,950.00


24. Russell, John.

A Complete And Useful Book Of Cyphers; wherein The various Combinations of the Alphabet are Ornamentally disposed In The Present Taste; Beautifully Engraved on Twenty-four Copper Plates Also a Print of the Emperor Charlemagne's Crown.

London: R. Sayer and J. Bennett, c.1780. First edition. Unpaginated. A myriad display of curlicues pertaining to alphabet design elegantly presented. Tiny double pin holes at one quarter inch from the bottom of the page not affecting page image. Each plate with embossed borders. Interiors contents clean and fresh, slight toning at bottom of title page and next leaf. Raised bands, panels decorated in blind, endpapers renewed. Modern full brown calf in with rectangular center in Cambridge style. Near fine. $995.00


24A. Shaw, Edward.

Civil Architecture: or a Complete Theoretical and Practical System of Building.

Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1836. Fourth edition. 208 pages. 27 x 22 cm, 100 copperplate engravings. Glossary of Architectural Terms. Glossary of Technical Terms. Rules of Work, Originally Adopted by the Carpenters of the Town of Boston, in 1774, and first published 1830. HITCHCOCK 1145 (Second edition enlarged). KARPEL B108."This was probably the most comprehensive single-volume handbook for American builders and architects published during the Greek Revival era. Of particular importance are the very complete and well-illustrated chapters on cornices, chimney pieces, doors, sliding partitions, windows, stairs, carpentry andbuilding. Scattered age-toning and foxing throughout. Modern quarter calf and marbled boards. Near fine. $495.00


25. Shoppell, R.W.

How To Build, Furnish And Decorate Consisting Of Elevations and Plans For Houses, Barns, And Every Description Of Outbuilding, Accompanied With Clear And Concise instructions: Also, A Complete Treatise On House Furnishings And Decoration.

New York: Cooperative Building Plan Association, Architects, 1883. First edition. 3 pages in text. Folio, 35 x 28 cm. 700 illustrations, each plan is priced and accompanied with letterpress details. Our copy is No. 9640, attesting that the purchaser can request a loan from the publisher by presenting the aforementioned number. An extremely valuable and well illustrated treatise. Chapters on furniture and decoration; hall and staircase; dining room; drawing room; bedrooms; library; kitchen; hints to purchasers of furniture; wall and ceiling papers; glass for home decoration; how to hang pictures; needlework in decoration; the piano; stenciling and gilding; about the use of colors; carpets; screens; over mantels and over doors; the decoration of doors; rustic work; warming the house and practical miscellany. The illustrations include numerous fully furnished room interiors. HITCHCOCK 1171. Wear to backstrip foot, and lower corners, nick to front cover joint. Orig. decorated taupe cloth lettered in red, beveled edges. Very good. (#24158) $450.00


26. Spinoza, Baruch (later Benedictus de, (1632-1677).

Tractatus theologico-politicus.

Hamburg: Henricus Kunraht, 1672. Second edition. 20.5 x 16.8 cm. *4 **2; A-Z4 Aa-Ff4 Gg2. As in other copies of the second edition, p.42 reads 24, and p.207 reads 213. Woodcut printer's device, Roman, italic and Hebrew type. Spinoza was excommunicated in 1656, and thereafter adopted the the Latin form Benedict of his birth name. BRUNET Vol. V p.491. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 153. "Spinoza's thought, a fusion of Cartesian rationalism and Hebraic tradition in which he grew up, is a solitary but crystal-clear exposition of the theory of natural right. He defends with eloquence the liberty of thought and speech in speculative matters, and 'Tractatus' contains the first clear statement of the independence of each other of philosophy and religion, in that speculation and precepts of conduct cannot collide." The first edition published 1670, and the third and fourth appeared posthumously in 1677. By trade Spinoza was a gifted lens grinder, after his death the lenses found in his cabinet fetched a high price. Owner inscription front cover pastedown dated 1729. Several ink dots in margins, contemporary manuscript notes on endpapers, margin notes on pages 18 and 27, and heavier notation on pages 221-233, text generally clean. Contemporary vellum backed marbled boards. $12,500.00


27. Tokyo. Manichi Newspapers.

Kokuho [National Treasures of Japan].

Tokyo: Manichi Newspapers, 1963-1967. First edition. 42 x 32 cm. 12 volumes in 6 cases covering -- The Protohistoric, Asuka, and Nara periods * Heian Period (8th to 11th centuries) * 11th & 12th centuries * Kamakura Period (12th to 14th centuries) * Late Kamakura Period (13th & 14th centuries) * Namboku-cho, Muromachi, Momoyama and Edo Periods (14th to 19th centuries). A compendium of cultural, historic, artistic, architectural and national treasures protected by a comprehensive network of legislation to maintain their primacy. Japanese cultural properties were originally owned by Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and aristocratic or samurai families. Text in English and Japanese, with extensive English notes. Nearly 1200 color plates and a plethora of black and white images in the text. The publisher, Manichi, prints the oldest daily newspaper in Japan; former CEO's have been elected Prime Ministers of Japan, and it is the only Japanese new company to have won a Pulitzer prize. As publishers here, their role speaks to the importance of Japanese cultural patrimony, and the obligation to present it in an aesthetically harmonious format. The plate volumes are bound in quarter white calf and decorative cloth, each in a different fabric pattern with labels at spine and front covers. The other volume in thick white linen cloth. The individual box housing each two volume set bound in navy blue basket weave cloth with wood labels inset at spine and front covers. Each box weighs approximately 23 pounds. An impressive presentation in excellent condition. 12 volumes in six boxes. Printed on high gloss stock with all images printed rector or verso only. Fine. $1,950.00


28. Turner, J.M.W.

An Antiquarian And Picturesque Tour Round The Southern Coast Of England Illustrated With Eighty-Four Plates From The Drawings By J.M.W. Turner. R.A.

London: M.A. Nattali, 1849. First edition. viii, 202 pages. 29 cm. Based on Turners two-volume work, published in 1826, with the addition of a number of engravings and a completely revised text (So, if not the first edition, then a thoroughly revised and expanded one). The engravings present wind-blown seascapes and workaday seaside scenes from around the south coast -- Ramsgate, Folkstone, Dover, Hastings, the Isle of Wight. Text and all illustrations bright, fresh and clean. Index. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt with arabesques. All full page plates with tissue guards. Front cover boards slightly faded. Contemporary three quarter green morocco uniformly faded to brown and marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Aeg.Very good. $695.00


29. Valery, Paul & Hans Erni.

Reflexions Simples Sur Le Corps.

Paris: (E.A.D.), 1967. 133 pages, Folio, 41 x 30.5 cm. 25 original lithographs by Erni, most in color, five double-page in color, printed by Mourlot. This copy marked "Exemplaire d'artiste," with justification -- Editions Originale Collective reservee aux Bibliphiles Suisses: 25 on Japon with a suite hors-texte on Hollande (I -XXV), 110 on velin chiffon de Rives (XXVI-CXXV). 326 numbered 1-326 reserved for bibliophiles francais. MONOD 10908. Fresh, bright copy of livre d'artiste work by Erni. Loose as issued in plain, cream stiff wrappers with original glassine. Near fine. $595.00


30. [Villon, Jacques] Ginestet, Collette de and Catherine Pouillon.

Jacques Villon. Les Estampes. Les illustrations. Catalogue Raisonné.

Paris: Arts Et Metiers Graphiques, 1979. First edition. 511, (1) pages. 36.5 x 29 cm. Born Gaston Duchamp into an artistic family -- his siblings Marcel Duchamp, Raymond Duchamp-Villon, and Suzanne Duchamp would all make important contributions to 20th-century art. He was noted as a French Cubist and abstract painter and printmaker. His style driven by mathematical theory through which he married the flat geometric forms of Cubism with a luminous color. Includes 1100 monochromes and 599 original prints, plus prints after other artists. As new copy. Orig. black cloth in fine dust wrapper in fine matching black cloth slipcase. $395.00